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Fasnacht (Carnival) in Switzerland
Fasnacht [carnival] has a long tradition in Switzerland. Particularly famous
are the carnival traditions of Lucerne / central Switzerland and Basel.
Fasnacht (Carnival) in Lucerne
Lucerne carnival comittee (in German)
- Lucerne Carnival Pictures:
- 2004 (the strange link names to be found there
are the names of Lucerne's most popular carnival groups
in Swiss German dialect)
Lucerne Carnival live webcams (online February, 3rd to 8th, 2005;
February, 23rd to 28th, 2006)
times of day / night to choose: opening 2005-02-03 / 2006-02-23 5 a.m. Central European
Time (4 a.m. UTC/GMT);
parades: Thursday and Monday, 2-5 p.m. CET (1-4 UTC/GMT)
night activities all nights after 5 p.m.
Click on small pictures and choose one of the four numbered webcams on city map.
webcam 1 (Schwanenplatz) is ideal for the parade (main road) but not interesting
during the day due to normal traffic; other cameras might provide pictures of
masked people all day long.
- The sound of central Switzerland's Fasnacht: Guugger Music
Fasnacht (Carnival) in Basel
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